Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

East Asia
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2018

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Barber, Julia, “Reframing Art Photography: Strategies of Display and Design in British Pictorialism” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Chan, Yen-Yi, “The Kōfukuji Nanendō and Its Buddhist Icons: Emplacing Family Memory and History of the Northern Fujiwara Clan, 800-1200” (University of Kansas, S. Fowler)

Choi, Sooran, “The South Korean ‘Meta-Avant-Garde,’1961--1993: Subterfuge as Radical Agency” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Cushman, Carrie, “ Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji's Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Eschenburg, Madeline, “Migrating Subjects: The Problem of the “Peasant” in Contemporary Chinese Art” (University of Pittsburgh, M. Gao)

Feng, Anne, “Water, Ice, Lapis Lazuli: The Metamorphosis of Pure Land Art in Tang China” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Gellert, Carl, “From the Earthly to the Celestial: Material Culture and Funerary Practice at Japan's Sixth-Century Fujinoki Kofun” (University of California, Berkeley, G. Levine)

Guo, Xinran, “Afterimages of Socialism: Chinese Contemporary Art, 2000–2010” (Northwestern University, H. Copeland)

Huang, Amy, “Jinling Remembered: Nanjing as topos in the Seventeenth century” (Brown, J. Moser)

Kim, Jung Hui, “Religion, Politics, and Gender: Childbirth Images in Edo Japan” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Kwon, Yegee, “Embracing Death and the Afterlife: Sculptures of Enma and His Entourage at Rokuharamitsuji” (University of Kansas, S. Fowler)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: Collecting and Representing Chinese Antiquities in Late Chosŏn Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Morrissey, Elizabeth, “Memorializing Imperial Power through Ritual in the Illustrated Legends of Ishiyama-dera Handscroll” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Mustard, Maggie, “ Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji's Chizu (The Map) and Postwar Japanese Photography” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Park, Eunyoung, “Situating Contemporary Korean Art in the Age of Globalization” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Pawlowski, Anna, “Sanctified Commodities: The Buddhist Paintings of Wu Bin (c. 1540 - 1626) and the Late Ming Buddhist Revival” (Stanford University, R. Vinograd)

Peng Peng, “The Lost-wax Casting in Bronze Age China: Technology, and Social Agency” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Rado, Mei, “The Empire’s New Cloth: Western Textiles and Imperial Identity at the Eighteenth-Century Qing Court” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Scheier-Dolberg, Joseph, “Yu Zhiding (ca. 1646-ca. 1716) and the Envisioning of the Early Qing World” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Son, Myenghee, “Like Life: Royal Portraits of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in Ritual Context” (University of Kansas, M. Haufler)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Modernism and Colonialism: Architecture and Urban Space in Manchuria, 1900-1945” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Yin, Yanfei, “Chinese Traditionalist Painting and the Poetry of Du Fu (712-770): Politicization, Institutionalization, and Self-Expression between 1912 and 1966” (The Ohio State University, J. Andrews)